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Warning issued after farmer dies while inflating tyre

16 June, 2020

The South Australian Coroner has issued a warning about the risks of inflating tyres, following the death of a man on a farming property while inflating a tyre.


Risks of not effectively immobilising vehicles

15 June, 2020

WorkCover Queensland is urging PCBUs to ensure trucks, trailers and mobile plant are safely immobilised, after a worker was seriously injured by a frontend loader.


Madison Technologies Portable Traffic Light

12 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Madison Group Enterprises Pty Ltd

The Portable Traffic Light from Madison Technologies is designed to be a safer alternative to STOP/SLOW signs, with easy set-up and operation.


SafeWork SA calls for caution when using crushing plant

08 May, 2020

A worker has died while clearing a metal tramp blockage in a cone crusher, prompting SafeWork SA to urge businesses to practise caution around crushing plant.


Measure the risks before you enter a safety and compliance minefield

16 March, 2020 by Vinh Lam* | Supplied by: CSGtech

In food processing machinery there are stringent hygiene standards that must be followed both for local markets and for exporters — and these standards are not always the same.


Bakery fined $90,000 for breaching safety procedures

09 March, 2020

A Queensland bakery has been fined $90,000 for breaching safety procedures, after a worker sustained severe permanent injuries while cleaning an oven loader.


Hazard prevention around plant machinery

09 March, 2020

A worker was seriously injured in December 2019 after his hand was caught in a hopper. Here is how to prevent similar injuries around plant machinery.


See-through polycarbonates screen manufacturing workers

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

See-through polycarbonates offer machinery and structural safeguarding benefits for the manufacturing sector.


Autonomous haul trucks introduced at Aussie gold mine

02 March, 2020

Newmont's Boddington mine in Western Australia will feature an autonomous haul truck fleet, after a $150 million investment into autonomous haulage systems.


Maintaining worker safety around plant hydraulic systems

28 February, 2020

Operating plant hydraulic systems presents many risks for workers; SafeWork SA has issued a safety alert to minimise the risks of plant usage.


High-risk work licence suspended for unsafe crane operation

27 February, 2020

SafeWork SA has suspended a high-risk work licence following an incident where a crane tipped over while lifting a load at a construction site.


Fencing contractor fined $25K for crushed hand

26 February, 2020

A fencing contractor has been fined $25,000 after a teenage worker sustained a serious hand injury while installing galvanised steel fence posts.


Kitchen manufacturer fined $60K for amputated fingers

21 February, 2020

A kitchen manufacturer has been fined $60,000 after a cabinet maker severed three fingers while cutting panels with a panel saw.


Worker injured in incident at Ravensworth Operations

10 February, 2020

A worker has been injured at Ravensworth Operations, after driving a light vehicle over an edge.


Safety alert issued on remote controlled plant operation

22 January, 2020

SafeWork Victoria has issued a reminder about safely operating remote controlled plant and equipment, following the death of an employee operating a crane.


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